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The driver must be able to see a warning before air pressure in the service tanks falls below ___ psi


To check the brake slack on s-cam brakes, you should park on...

Level ground, chock wheel, and release the parking brakes

The air brake system for a straight truck or bus should not leak at a rate of more than ___ psi per minute with the engine off and the brakes released.


The air loss rate for a straight truck or bus with the engine off and the brake on should not be more than...

3 psi in one minute

If your vehicle has an alcohol evaporator, it is there to ...

Reduce the risk of ice on air brake valves in cold weather

How should you check that your service brakes are working properly?

Wait for normal air pressure, release the parking brake, move the truck forward slowly, and apply the brake firmly using the brake pedal.

The air supply pressure gauge shows how much pressure...

Is in the air tanks

Why should you drain water from compressed air tanks?

Water can freeze in cold weather and cause brake failure

The safety valve is set to automatically reduce pressure at ___ psi


If air pressure does not build up fast enough within the correct amount of time...

Your air pressure may drop too low during driving

How should you check that the spring Brakes come on when air pressure in the system drops below a certain level?

Park on level ground, chock the wheels, release the parking brake when you have enough air pressure, shut the engine off, and repeatedly press and release the brake pedal

For air brake systems in good condition, the air pressure should start pumping at about ___ psi


To test air service brake, you should...

Brake firmly when slowly moving forwards

If you do not have automatic tank drains, how often should you drain the oil and the water from the bottom of the compressed air storage tanks?

At the end of each day of driving

When you apply the brakes and the brake shoes / Linings are pressed against the...

Brake drum

With air brake Vehicles, the parking brakes should be used...

Whenever you leave the vehicle unattended

All air brake equipped vehicles have...

An air supply pressure gauge

The parking or emergency brake on a heavy vehicle can only be held in position buy something that cannot week away, like...

Spring pressure

The parking emergency brakes of trucks and buses can be legally held on by ___ pressure


Modern air brake systems are three different systems combined together. They are the service, parking, and the ____ brakes


The stop light switch...

Turns on the brake lights to warn drivers behind you

If your truck has a dual air brake system and one of the system's is low on pressure...

Either the front or rear brakes will not be fully operational

The braking power of the spring brakes...

Depends on the service brakes being in adjustment

The application pressure gauge shows how much air pressure you..

Are applying to the brakes

Before driving a truck or bus with a dual air brake system, the pressure in each system should be at least ___ psi


If your truck or bus has dual parking control valves, you can use pressure from a separate tank to...

Release the spring emergency / parking brakes to move a short distance

The brake pedal in an air brake system...

Controls the air pressure applied to put on the brakes

What is the first thing you should do when a low air pressure warning comes on...

Stop and safely parked as soon as possible

The s- cam...

Forces the brake shoes against the inside of the brake drum

When is it okay to leave your truck unattended without applying the parking brake or chocking the wheels?


In air brake Vehicles, the parking brakes should be used...

Anytime the vehicle is parked

The modulating control valve allows you to control the...

Spring brakes

The brake system that applies and releases the brakes when the driver uses the brake pedal is the ___ brake system


Some air brake systems have an alcohol evaporator. What may happen if you don't keep the unit filled with alcohol?

Ice may form in the air storage tanks and cause the brakes to fail

Under normal conditions, to engage the parking brake the driver must first...

Let the air out of the spring brakes

During normal driving, spring brakes are usually held back by...

Air pressure

If your vehicle has an alcohol evaporator, everyday during cold weather you should...

Check and fill the alcohol level

The most common type of foundation brake found on heavy Vehicles is the...

S-cam drum

A supply pressure gauge tells you how much pressure is in the...

Air tanks

The air compressor Governor controls...

When air is pumped into the air storage tanks

It is not safe to drive a vehicle that has brake drums (or disc) with cracks or that are thinner than the manufacturer specifications, generally this will be ___ inch


Your truck or bus has a daughter brake system. If a low air pressure warning comes on for only one system, what should you do?

Stop and safely Park. Continue only after the system is fixed

Your truck has a properly functioning dual air brake system and minimum size air tanks the air pressure should build from 85 to 100 PSI within ___ seconds


If the spring brakes are on, when should you push the brake pedal?


A truck with air brakes going 55 mph would require a stopping distance of...

More than 300 feet

The spring brakes used on tractors and straight trucks will bring your truck to a stop when the air pressure drops below ___ psi


The air brake lag distance at 55 mph on dry pavement as about ___ feet to your stopping distance


Excessive heat in the brakes can cause the...

Brakes to fade or fail

You are on a steep downgrade and have reached your "safe" speed of 40 mph, you would apply the service brakes until your speed drops to ___ mph


Air braking takes more time than hydraulic braking because air...

Takes more time to flow through the lines than hydraulic fluid

Total stopping distance for vehicles with air brakes is longer than that for vehicles with hydraulic brakes due to ___ distance

Brake lag

The use of air brakes on a downgrade is only a supplement to the...

Breaking effect of the engine

The proper method of braking when going down long and/ or steep grades after selecting the proper gear, is to break until your speed is about ___ mph below your "safe" speed, then release your brakes


Which of these is not a proper time to apply the parking brakes?

When your brakes are very hot

You should know your brakes are fading when...

You have to push the brake pedal harder to control the speed on a downgrade

What is emergency stab braking?

Brake hard, release the brakes when the Wheels lock, and reapply the brakes when the wheels start rolling.

The most important thing to do when a low air pressure warning comes on is...

Stop and safely parked as soon as possible

If you must make an emergency stop, break so you...

Can steer and your vehicle stays in a straight line

Repeatedly pressing and releasing the brake pedal (fanning) may result in...

The loss of brake air pressure

Emergency controlled braking is when you...

Apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels

When is it hard to see and be seen, you can let others know you are there by...

Turning on the low beam headlights

Adjust your vehicles outside mirrors so that...

Some part of the vehicle is showing

When you drive in the mountains, you will have to use lower gears to drive safely down grades. Which of these does not affect your choice of gear?

Tire tread type

Escape ramps...

Should be used by any driver who loses braking power on a vehicle

Placards must be...

Placed on all four sides of a vehicle

You have a major leak in the service line and you put on the brakes. Service air pressure will escape and cause the...

Trailer emergency brakes to come on

What is the Sleep requirement for a driver in a 24-hour period?

7-8 hours

You can release the dolly Brakes by...

Opening the Air tank petcock

What color is the emergency Air line?


Which of these systems should receive extra attention during a winter inspection?


When do strong winds affect driving the most?

When exiting tunnels

You are driving in a steady rain. A good indication that hydroplaning can occur is when...

The vehicle in front of you creates water splashes

If the anti-lock brake system is not working you should...

Drive normally, but get the system service soon

Before you can Supply Air to the air tanks of a second trailer you need to position the shut-off valves in which of the following ways?

Open at the rear of the first, and close at the rear of the second trailer

Check the trailer height before connecting a converter Dolly to a second or third trailer. The trailer height is correct when the...

Trailer races slightly when the converter Dolly backed under it

When you inspect a set of coupled doubles and triples, make sure the pintle hook are...


When coupled what degrees should the glad hands be at to one another?


You are going to pass through Mountain Roads. What is the most important to remember?

Know location of runaway truck ramps

It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration that is ___ or higher

0.08 % eight hundredths of one percent

You must notify DMV within 5 days if you...

Sell or transfer your vehicle

If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood-alcohol concentration, you may be sentenced to serve...

Up to 6 months in jail

If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road (hydroplane), you should...

Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes

It is night. A car coming towards you has its high beams on to make it hard to see the road ahead. You should...

Look ahead towards the right edge of your lane

Which of these statements is true about blind spots?

Look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left shoulder for left lane change

You must yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle by...

Driving to the right edge of the road and stopping

Turn on your windshield wipers and use your headlights on rainy, snowy, or foggy days...

So other drivers can see you

If your cell phone rings while you were driving and you do not have a hands-free device, you should...

Let the call go to voicemail

Smoking inside of vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is...

Illegal at all times

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is...

25 mph

I didn't uncontrolled intersection where you can't see cross traffic until you are just about to enter the intersection, the speed limit is...

15 mph

This white sign means you...

May turn left on a green light when it is safe

When may you legally go around or under a railroad crossing gate?

Under no circumstances

When can you drive using only your parking lights?

Under no circumstances

The two-way Road you are driving on has a lane marked as shown in the picture, this Lane is used...

To begin or end left turns or start a permitted u-turn

There are two traffic Lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many cars are passing you on the right. It was a driver behind you wishes to dry faster, you should...

Move over into the right lane when it is safe

Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two feet or more apart...

Should be treated like a solid wall and not be crossed

You should usually drive your vehicle more carefully when you...

Are near schools, playgrounds, and in residential areas

If you are involved in an accident, he was exchanged with the other persons involved, your driver license information and...

Proof of insurance, vehicle registration, and current address.

A school bus has stopped to head on your side of the road and is flashing its red lights. What should you do?

Stop as long as the red lights Flash.

This yellow sign means...

Divided highway ahead

Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in a residential or business district is...

25 mph

When is it legal to use a cellphone without a hands-free device while driving?

When making a call for emergency assistance

You are driving on a five-lane freeway in the lane closest to the center divider. To exit the freeway on the right you should...

Change lanes one at a time until you are in the proper lane

Do not cross double solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway to...

Pass other vehicles

You are driving on a divided street with multiple Lanes in your direction. If you need to make a U-turn, where should you start?

In the left lane

Always look carefully for motorcycles before you make a turn because...

Their smaller size makes them harder to see

On the sharp curve, you should use your brakes to slow your vehicle...

Before you enter the Curve

When stopped at railroad tracks with multiple tracks, cross...

Only when you can see clearly in both directions

You are driving slow in the fast lane on a four-lane freeway. There is traffic behind you and your lane. The driver behind you wishes to drive faster. You should...

Change lanes to the right when safe to do so

Turn your front wheels towards the curb when you park...

Facing downhill

When you change lanes or merge with another Lane, you...

Need at least a 4-second gap in traffic

A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic light means you may...

Not turn in that direction until the light turns green

When should you yield your legal right-of-way?

When it helps prevent accidents

A curb painted blue me parking is...

For disabled persons with a special placard or plate

A car suddenly "cuts" in front of you creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you take first?

Take your foot off of the gas

This white sign means don't pass...

Other vehicles for any reason

On a freeway, you should look further ahead than you would on a city street...

In order to see potential hazards early

You must look for bicycle riders in the same Lanes used by Motor Vehicles because they...

Are entitled to share the road with you

They make a left turn on a red light only from a...

One way street onto a one-way Street

You are approaching a green Traffic Light but traffic is blocking the intersection. What's the best thing to do

Don't enter the intersection until you can get completely across

After passing a car, it is safe to return to your driving lane when...

You see the headlights of the past car and your review mirror

You should signal continuously while turning because it...

Let's other drivers and pedestrians know what your plans are

When parking on a hill on a two-way street with no curb, you should...

Turn your front wheels to the right, toward the side of the road

Slowing down just to look at accident or anything else out of the ordinary...

Causes traffic congestion

You must notify law enforcement and make a written report (SR 1) to the DMV when...

You have an accident and there is an injury or death

An orange and red sign of this shape on a vehicle always means...

Slow moving vehicle

When you back up in a passenger vehicle...

Look over your right shoulder through your rear window

Before getting out of your parked car on the traffic side of the street, you should...

Check traffic approaching from behind

Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating)...

Is a common cause of rear-end accidents

When driving in traffic at night on a dimly-lit street, you should...

Drive slowly enough so that you can stop within the area lighted by your headlights

If you have an accident, the law requires you to exchange your driver license information with...

Others involved in the accident

Parking is never permitted...

In a cross-hatched (diagonal) pattern space

Generally speaking, you are in a large trucks blind spot if you...

Cannot see the truck driver in the truck side mirrors

If you see orange construction signs or cones on a freeway, you must...

Be prepared for workers and Equipment ahead

To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two-way street, start in the right-hand Lane and end in...

The lane closest to the curb

Always look carefully for motorcycles before changing lanes because...

Their smaller size makes them harder to see

If there are two solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway, you...

Across the lines to turn left into a private driveway

This red and white sign means...

Give the right-of-way to other drivers

You should always turn on your emergency flashers when...

Your car has broken down on the roadway

You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn Lane when a yellow arrow appears for your lane. You should...

Be prepared to obey the next signal that appears

Orange-colored road signs warn you of...

Root workers or road equipment ahead

You are being chased by a police vehicle with its lights and Sirens activated. You ignore the warning to stop and Speedway. During the chase, a person is seriously injured. You are subject to...

Imprisonment in a state prison for 5 years

This yellow sign means...

The right lane will end ahead

Large trucks are most likely to lose speed and cause a hazard...

Going up long or steep hills

I'm driving a vehicle with airbags, you are safest when seated...

At least 10 inches away from the steering wheel

Which of the following children requires a child passenger restraint system?

A 7 year old weighing 55 lb

Weaving in and out of Freeway Lanes during heavy traffic...

Causes further traffic congestion by slowing down other vehicles

If it starts to rain on a hot day, the road is most slippery...

For the first few minutes

You may legally turn right on a solid red light...

Only after stopping, unless otherwise posted

You are waiting to turn left into a driveway. A cars opposite direction with a turn signal on. You should...

Wait until the other car starts it's turn before making your turn

You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and you see this yellow sign. Which of the following is true?

The right lane ends ahead, merge left

If you cannot stop safely have a yellow traffic light, you should...

Enter intersection carefully and continue across

When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you...

Should expect merging vehicles at on ramps

You are traveling on a road with only one lane in your direction. Many cars are pulling out to pass you. You should...

Use a turnout area so other vehicles can pass you

You're Crossing an intersection in an emergency vehicle approaching with a siren and flashing lights. You should...

Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop

This yellow sign means...

There is a pedestrian Crossing ahead

When approaching a crosswalk where a blind pedestrian is waiting to cross, you must stop...

At the crosswalk and wait for the Pedestrian to cross the street

This yellow sign means...

Vehicles on this road travel in two directions

You are driving 55 mph on a two-lane Highway, one lane in each Direction, and want to pass the car ahead of you. To pass the same way, you need to...

Have a large enough gap in the oncoming traffic

You see a car approaching from the rear. When you check your mirror again to change lanes you no longer see the car. You should...

Look over your shoulder to be sure the car isn't in your blind spot.

To see vehicles in your blind spots, you must look...

Over your shoulders

When parked on any Hill, always set your parking brake and...

Leave your vehicle in gear or the park position

You park your car at the curb on a level two way street. Before getting out of your car, you should...

Look for cars or bicycles on the traffic side of your vehicle

Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a...

Large tour bus

It is a good habit to Signal continuously during the last 100 feet before you turn at an intersection...

Even if you do not see any other vehicles around

If a driver looks like he or she is going to pull out in front of you, the safest thing to do is...

Slow or stop your car and use your horn

Even if you know your vehicle can maneuver a sharp curve at the legal speed limit, you should still slow down because...

There may be a stalled car or accident ahead that you can't see

All children under age 8 writing in your vehicle must use a child passenger restraint system unless...

They are at least 4 foot 9 in tall and wear a safety belt

If you are Towing another vehicle or trailer on a freeway with four lanes in your direction, you may travel in...

Either of the two right lanes

If you want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming car is approaching...

Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist

There are 5 vehicles following closely behind you on a road with one lane in your direction. When you see this white sign you should...

Drive to side of the road into the designated area

You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should...

Signal before you arrive at the intersection

When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving...

At the legal freeway speed limit

You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should...

Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely

You must show proof of insurance to law enforcement...

If you are involved in an accident or stop for a citation

When you see this red and white sign, you should stop and...

Check traffic in all directions before proceeding

There is a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of the road ahead with it's hazard lights on. You should...

Slow down and pass very carefully

It is legal to drive with an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened if the container is...

In the trunk

Which of the following roadways Freeze's first When Wet...

Bridges and overpasses

When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice...

Shift to a lower gear before going down steep hills

When you see this yellow sign you should...

Be prepared to stop at the railroad crossing

If there are two solid yellow lines dividing opposite Lanes of traffic, you may...

Cross over the lines to make a left turn from or into a side street

You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?

Drive to the right edge of the road and stop

If you drive 55 mph in a 55 mph Zone, you can be given a speeding ticket...

If Road or weather conditions require a slower speed

When you see this yellow sign, you should...

Be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk

The speed limit for a school zone where children are present ___ mph unless otherwise posted


Instructions from school crossing guards must be obeyed...

At all times

When a traffic signal light isn't working at an intersection, you should...

Come to a complete stop, then proceed when it is safe

You must make a written report of traffic incident (SR 1) to DMV if you...

Are involved in an accident and there is more than $750 in Damages

Two vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled "T" intersection. One vehicle is on the through Road and the other is on the road that ends. Who has the right of way at the intersection?

The vehicle on the through Road

A peace officer is signaling you to drive to the edge of the roadway. You decide to ignore the officers warnings and flee the scene. You are guilty of a misdemeanor and can be punished by being...

Jailed in the county jail for not more than one year

You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and notice thick broken white lines on the left side of your lane. You are driving in...

An exit Lane

Your wheels should be pointed straight ahead, unless you are...

Parked on a hill or sloping driveway

When is it legal to use a cellphone without a hands-free device while driving?

When making a call for emergency assistance

All the following are dangerous while driving. Which is also illegal?

Wearing a headset that covers both ears

Which of these statements is true about child passengers?

Children under age one should not ride in the front seat of airbag equipped vehicles

When you change lanes or merge with another Lane, you...

Need at least a 4-second gap in traffic

The speed limit in any alley is...

15 mph

To turn left from a one-way Street onto a one-way Street, start from...

The lane closest to the left curb

You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should...

Signal during the last 100 feet before you turn

You want to park uphill on a two-way Road and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Right, towards the side of the road

A freeway on-ramp is marked with this white sign which of the following Vehicles may use this Lane?

A convertible with an adult and two children

To see cars in your blind spot, you should check...

Over your shoulders

This yellow sign means...

Road ahead may be slippery

Drivers are required to obey instructions from...

Flaggers (signal persons) at construction sites

What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle?

If another driver makes a mistake, you have time to react

A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles...

Next to the broken line may pass

You are driving on the freeway behind a large truck. You should drive...

Further behind the truck then for a passenger car

California's basic speed law says You must...

Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions

This yellow sign means...

There's a traffic signal ahead

To turn left from a one-way street with multiple Lanes onto a two-way street, start the turn in...

The far left lane

Tailgating other drivers (driving too close to their rear bumper)...

Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry

A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means...

Stop before entering

When parking next to a curb you should use your turn signals...

When pulling next to or away from the curb

If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should...

Stop and let The Pedestrian finish Crossing

Which of these statements is true about road construction zones?

You are responsible for the safety of the road workers

Pedestrian Crossing at Corners have the right-of-way...

Whether or not a crosswalk is marked

You are driving on a road with only one lane in each Direction. You want to pass another vehicle, but there is a curve approaching which blocks your view of the road ahead. You must..

Not past the other vehicle

When planning to pass another vehicle you should...

Not assume that they will make space for you to return to your lane

If you drive slower than the flow of traffic, you will most likely...

Interfere with traffic and receive a ticket

This white sign means...

Stay in the right lane if you are driving slower than other traffic

Animals may be transported in the back of a pickup truck only if...

They are properly secured

Which of the following increases your chances of having an accident?

Continually changing lanes to pass other vehicles

You should not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection when the light turns red...

Under any circumstances

You must use your seatbelt...

If the vehicle is equipped with seat belts

The best way to tell if your trailer has started to Skid is to...

See it in your mirrors

You have pushed in the trailer supply valve. You should not move the tractor until the whole air system is...

At normal pressure

Which part of the Kingpin should the Locking Jaws close around?

The shank

Undercut driving conditions, you should leave at least one second of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead for every ___ feet of your Vehicles length


Which of these vehicles off track the most?

5 axle tractor towing a 52-foot trailer

A tractor with a _____ trailer requires the shortest stopping distance

Fully loaded

A trailer is most likely to jackknife when it is...


When checking that the trailer is securely coupled to the Tractor, the landing gear should be...

Slightly raised

If you have coupled with a semi-trailer, where should the front trailer supports be before driving away?

Fully raised with the crank handle secured and it's bracket

Compared to a straight truck or bus, there are ____ things to inspect on a combination vehicle


You want to inspect the trailer supports. You should place the tractor transmission in which gear after you have uncoupled the trailer?


There are two things that can prevent a roll-over. They are 1- keep the cargo as close to the ground as possible; and 2- ...

Go slow around turns

The fifth wheel locking lever is not locked after the Jaws close around the Kingpin. This means that...

The coupling is not right and should be fixed before driving the coupled unit

When you are uncoupling a loaded trailer, lower the landing gear until it...

Makes firm contact with the ground

The front trailer supports are up and the trailer is resting on the tractor. Make sure...

There is enough clearance between the tractor frame and the landing gear

Glad hands are used to connect the...

Service and emergency Air Lines from the truck to the trailer

How much space should be between the upper and lower fifth wheel after coupling?


You should not back a tractor under a trailer until the whole air system is...

At normal pressure

You are coupling a semi trailer to your tractor but if not backed under it. The trailer is at the right height when...

It is raised slightly when the tractor is backed under it

When checking the trailers emergency brakes, the tractor protection control valve should be placed in the ____ position


Which statement is true about bobtail tractors?

Bobtail tractors can take longer to stop than a combination vehicle loaded

In general, the higher your truck center of gravity the...

Easier it is to turn over

You are coupling a tractor to a semi trailer. You have backed up but are not under it. What should you hook up before backing under the semitrailer?

The emergency and service Airlines

Air and electric lines from the tractor to the trailer should be...

Secured, but with enough slack for turns

If you cannot make it turn without entering another traffic lane, you should

Turn wide as you complete your turn

When should you use chocks to park a trailer not good for spring brakes?


When coupling, the proper position of the fifth wheel is...

Tilted down toward the end of the tractor

To stop at a trailer skid you should...

Release the brake

After you lock the Kingpin into the fifth wheel, you should check the connection by pulling...

The tractor ahead gently with the trailer brakes locked

You are uncoupling a trailer. After you shut off the trailer air supply and lock the trailer brakes, you should...

Backup gently to ease pressure on the fifth wheel locking Jaws

To unlock the fifth wheel, pull the release handle to the ____ position


For a coupling to be completed, the safety catch for the fifth wheel locking lever must be...

Over the Locking lever

Before you back under a truck trailer, make sure the...

Trailer brakes are locked

After you connect the airlines, but before you back under the trailer, you should...

Supply Air to the trailer system, then pull out the Air Supply knob

Why should you be sure that the fifth wheel plate is greased as required?

To prevent steering problems

After the trailer has been coupled to the Tractor, the tractor protection control valve should be placed in the ____ position


After you have coupled the trailer you should begin raising the landing gear by using the ____ gear


When backing a tractor under a trailer you should...

Always use the lowest reverse gear

Why should you lock the airline glad hands to each other or dummy couplers when you are not towing a trailer?

It will keep water out of the lines

When you get ready to back under a semi trailer, you should line up...

Directly in front of the trailer

After you Supply Air to the trailer, make sure the airlines are not crossed and the trailer brakes are working. You do this by...

Applying / releasing the trailer brakes and listening for brake sounds

You are checking your steering and exhaust systems in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problem should be fixed before the vehicle is driven?

Steering wheel play more than 10% (2 in by 20 inch wheel)

Which piece of Emergency Equipment should be in your vehicle?

Warning devices for Parked vehicles

Which of these is true about the radiator shutters and the winter front?

You should remove ice from the radiator shutters

Which of these items is not checked in a pre-trip inspection?

Amount of fuel in the vehicle

Which of these statements is not true about engine belts in hot weather?

Cracking is likely to occur but is not a safety threat

Which of these statements is true about tires?

You should inspect your tires every two hours or every 100 miles when driving in very hot weather

Which of these is especially true about your tires in hot weather?

You should check tire mounting and air pressure before driving

You are checking your tires during a pre-trip inspection. which of these statements is true?

Tires of mismatched sizes should not be used on the same vehicle

What is the most important reason to inspect your truck or bus?


Which of these statements is true about cold weather driving?

Windshield washer antifreeze should be used

Which of these is not part of the engine compartment pre-trip inspection?

Valve clearance

Which of these statements is true about engine overheating?

Never remove the radiator cap on a pressurized system until the system has cooled

Which of these statements is true about tire pressure?

Air pressure in the tires increases with temperature

What will help keep an engine cool in hot weather?

Making sure the engine has the right amount of oil

Can federal inspectors inspect your truck?

Yes, and they can put it out of service

You are checking your wheels and rims during a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?

Rust around wheel nuts may mean that they are loose

You are performing a pre trip inspection on your brakes and suspension system. Which of these statements is true?

Brake drums should not have oil or grease on them

Which of these statements is true about backing a heavy vehicle?

You should avoid backing whenever you can

You are starting your vehicle in motion from a stop. As you apply power to the drive wheels, they start to spin. You should...

Take your foot of the accelerator

You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on a uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting the vehicle back in motion?

Use the park brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages

What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?

Both hands, on opposite sides of the wheel

Which of these statements is not true about backing a heavy vehicle?

You should back slowly until you slightly bump into the dock

A helper should be used to help back your vehicle...

Whenever possible

When starting to move up a hill from a stop...

Release the parking brake as you apply engine power

Which of the following does not provide extra gears on some trucks?

Automatic transmissions

Which of these is not a dangerous when an automatic transmission is forced into a lower gear at high speed?

Loss of steering control

Which of these statements is true about downshifting?

Downshift before you enter the Curve

You are driving a new truck with a manual transmission. What year will you probably have to use to take a long, steep downhill grade?

A lower gear than you would use to climb the hill


Can cause the Drive wheels to Skid when they have poor traction

Which of these statements is true about double clutching and shifting?

You can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift

Which of the following is not a type of retarder?


It is important to shift gears correctly to keep...

Control of the vehicle

The purpose of retarders is to...

Help slow the vehicle while driving and reduce brake wear

The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is ____ at low speeds

1 block

The distance that you should look ahead of your vehicle while driving is about ____ mile at highway speeds


In your mirror, you see a car approaching from the rear. the next time you check your mirror, you don't see the car. To change lanes, you should...

Wait until you were sure the car is not in your blind spot

How far should a driver look ahead of the vehicle when driving?

12-15 seconds

You should use your mirrors to check...

Where the rear of you vehicle is while you make turns

Convex (curved) mirrors...

Show a wider area than flat mirrors

You must stop on a hill or curve on a two lane, two way road. How far back should you place your reflective triangles?

Within 500 feet behind vehicle

Which of these statements is the proper way to signal for a lane change?

Signal early, and change lanes slowly and smoothly

For your safety, when you place your reflective triangles you should...

Hold the reflective triangles with the reflective side toward oncoming traffic

Which of these statements is true about warning other drivers of a stopped vehicle?

Move the rear reflective triangle back if the driver's vision is obscured within 500 feet

Do you must stop on a one-way or divided highway, you should place your bets of triangles at which of the following locations?

10 ft, 100 ft, and 200 ft approaching traffic

You should signal continuously while turning because...

You need both hands on the wheel to turn safely

You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit the highway is in the off ramp that curves downhill. You should...

Slow down to a safe speed before the curve

When driving through roadway work zones you should...

Watch for Sharp pavement drop offs

Which of these statements is true about speed management?

On slippery roads, it takes longer to stop and is harder to turn without skidding

You are driving a vehicle at 55 mph on dry pavement. About how much total stopping distance will you need to bring it to a stop?

The length of a football field or 216 ft

What should you do when your vehicle hydroplanes?

Release the accelerator

Whenever you double your speed, it will take about ____ times as much distance to stop


What three things add up to the total stopping distance for your truck or bus?

Perception distance, reaction distance, braking distance

Which of these statements is true about speed and distance?

Choose a speed that lets you stop within the distance you can see ahead

You wish to turn right from a two-lane, two-way street into another. Your vehicle is so long that you must swing wide to complete the turn. Which of these figures shows how you should make the turn?


If someone is following you too closely (tailgating), you should...

Increase your following distance

You are driving a 40-foot vehicle have 35 mph. The road is dry and visibility is good. What is the least amount of seconds in space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?

4 seconds

You are driving a heavy vehicle at 35 mph. The speed limit is 55 mph. The safest way for your vehicle and during extreme weather conditions is...

35 mph

Which of these statements is true about overhead clearance?

The weight of the vehicle changes its height

You are driving a long vehicle that makes wide turns. You want to make a left turn from Elm Street onto Oak street. There are two left turn Lanes marked A & B on Elm Street, and Oak Street is a four-lane street with two lanes in each Direction. You should...

Use left turn lane B

If you must cross into the oncoming Lane as you make it turn, you should...

Watch for oncoming traffic

When looking ahead of your vehicle, you should look...

Back and forth, near and far

Which of these is a good thing to remember when Crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle?

Heavy Vehicles need larger gaps in traffic than cars

Which of these is not something you should do if your lights are not working properly?

Leave your high beams on

Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?

Drive slowly enough to stop within the range of your headlights

What should you do if a car coming toward you at night keeps its high beams on?

Look to the right edge of your lane or right side of the road

When driving at night, you should...

Adjust your speed to keep your stopping distance within your sight distance

If you cannot see well with your headlights when driving in an area with few street lights on a clear night, you should...

Use your high beams when legal and keep your interior light off

When driving at night, use your low beams when an oncoming vehicle is within...

500 ft

You are driving on a two-lane road. An oncoming driver shoes in dearly and is headed straight for you. Which of these is the best after today?

Steer to the right

Which of these is not a proper use of vehicle lights?

Flashing your brake lights to stop someone from tailgating

What is the best advice for drivers to follow when a heavy fog occurs?

Work at a rest area or truck stop until visibility is better

When the roads are slippery, you should...

Make turns as carefully as possible

Hydroplaning is...

More likely if tire pressure is low

You should avoid driving through deep puddles of flowing water but if you cannot, which of these steps can help you keep your brakes working?

Gently putting on the brakes while driving through the water

The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to ice. Which of these is a good thing to do?

Stop driving as soon as you can safely do so

Which of these statements is true about bad weather driving conditions?

When the temperature drops, Bridges will freeze before roads

In bad weather, many car drivers tailgate large Vehicles. You should...

Increase your following distance to avoid the need to make a quick change

If your brakes get wet while driving on a rainy day, what can happen when you apply the brakes?

Trailer jackknife

Which of these is a good thing to remember about drinking alcohol?

Alcohol first affects judgement and self-control

To help you stay alert while driving, you should...

Take short breaks before you are drowsy

The best time to take a short break is...

Before you feel drowsy or tired

Which of the following is true about preventing fatigue on a long trip?

Stop periodically for rest in exercise